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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7699–7707

A polarizing beam splitter using negative refraction of photonic crystals

Vito Mocella, Principia Dardano, Luigi Moretti, and I. Rendina  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7699-7707 (2005)

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Light passing through a photonic crystal can undergo a negative or a positive refraction. The two refraction states can be functions of the contrast index, the incident angle and the slab thickness. By suitably using these properties it is possible to realize very simple and very efficient optical components to route the light. As an example we present a passive device acting as a polarizing beam splitter where TM polarization is refracted in positive direction whereas TE component is negatively refracted.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

Vito Mocella, Principia Dardano, Luigi Moretti, and I. Rendina, "A polarizing beam splitter using negative refraction of photonic crystals," Opt. Express 13, 7699-7707 (2005)

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